Glass Revolution and Wanderers in the Virtual World

Elena Bagina

Abstract


Glass highrises have blown up the inner structure of historical centers in big cities and begin to radically influence on the existing urban structure. Today cities experience a new construction boom, which can be called a ‘glass revolution’. Here different social groups with different comprehension of order coexist. What some people perceive as chaos, decay, degradation, others consider as a norm and order on a different level. While wandering in the virtual world, individualists worry about laws and order of the virtual world. They are comfortable with the chaos of urban fabric. The language of historical architecture is strange to them. The springs of glass highrises are perceived as a norm.

 


Keywords


construction boom; glass revolution; perception of order and chaos; changes in the urban structure; language of architecture; virtual world



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.46.968

DOI (PDF (Русский)): http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.46.968.963



Copyright (c) 2016 Elena Bagina

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.